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Register Now for Capitol Days for Tourism

The state’s hospitality industry is encouraged to participate in the annual “Capitol Days for Tourism” event Feb. 22-23 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City. The event organized by the Missouri Travel Council is an opportunity to inform state legislators about the importance of tourism funding and express appreciation for their support. There has never […]
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Plan to Attend Salute to Missouri Legislators

Members of the local tourism industry are encouraged to join the Springfield Metro Partnership for the 2017 Salute to Missouri Legislators reception set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The reception is an opportunity to network with your peers from Springfield and lawmakers at the beginning of the legislative […]
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Save the Date for Workshop

Missouri Travel Council will present a workshop to explain how to effectively communicate with and discuss issues of importance with legislators and how to maximize membership in the organization. “Legislative Advocacy 101” and “Maximizing your Membership” will be presented Nov. 16 in Jefferson City. More information will be available soon or call 573-803-3777 or visit […]
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Registration Underway for Capitol Days for Tourism

The annual Capitol Days for Tourism is set for Feb. 25 in Jefferson City. Along with meeting with legislators to talk about tourism-industry issues and legislation, the event features a pancake breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Capitol. Cost to attend is $20. For those who arrive a day early, the […]
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Plan to Attend Salute to Missouri Legislators

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend the 2016 Salute to Missouri Legislators from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. This annual event that includes buffet and beverages is an opportunity to network with lawmakers as the 2016 legislative session begins. Cost is $40 per person and free bus […]
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Legislative Priorities Set for 2016

The Missouri Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and the Missouri Travel Council have identified legislative priorities for 2016. They are: increasing the Division of Tourism budget and protecting the Cooperative Marketing Program, a program for which destination marketing organizations can apply for matching funds for marketing initiatives; introducing legislation to establish a $3 million […]
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Division of Tourism Budget Goes to Senate Appropriations Committee This Week

The Missouri House of Representatives has approved a new state budget of more than $26.1 billion. The budget includes $21.4 million for the Division of Tourism, $1.125 million higher than the division budget recommended by Gov. Jay Nixon. The tourism budget increase was successfully pushed through by Rep. Lincoln Hough of Springfield during the House […]
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Proposed Rules on Signage Could Affect Local Attractions

A draft of proposed rule changes written by the Missouri Department of Transportation would affect requirements a private attraction must meet to participate in the Traffic Generator Signage Program. If the changes are adopted, at least 16 attractions in Missouri would be affected, including Dickerson Park Zoo/Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Fantastic Caverns and the Missouri Sports […]
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Governor Releases Funds For Tourism

Gov. Jay Nixon announced today he has released $2 million in funding for the Missouri Division of Tourism, which will be used to enhance the state’s tourism efforts and continue moving the state’s economy forward. With the release of this restriction, funding for tourism will have increased by more than $6.2 million for this fiscal […]
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